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So, ya think yer pretty smart? Wanna compete for the big math enchilada? Talk to your parents, check out our links, find out about your local community centers and programs. Visit your local library and ask a librarian to help you find out about competitions you can enter in your town or state. Or, ask your math teacher or school principal for ideas they might have for you.

We've listed a few contests below. Where available, we list the contest organization address.

Have fun and good luck!!!!

(Don't forget to ask your parents' permission before sending email, filling out any forms, contacting organizations, or entering contests.)

IMO The International Mathematics Olympiad is a mathematics competition for exceptional high school students. What's it like? It's a tough two-day competition of solving problems that would stump most math professionals.

Find out more:
IMO 2001 USA
University of Nebraska
1740 Vine Street
Lincoln NE 68588-0658
Email: IMO2001@amc.unl.edu

AMC American Mathematics Competition
Per their site: "The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) seek to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving ability through a series of friendly mathematics contests for junior (grades 8 and below) and senior high school students (grades 9 through 12)."

Find out more:
Email: titu@amc.unl.edu
Write to: Prof. Titu Andreescu, Director
American Mathematics Competitions
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0658 U.S.A.

MAA The Mathematical Association of America is a great resource. They describe their organization as "the world's largest organization devoted to the interests of collegiate mathematics." Contact them and ask about contests in which you might be able to compete.

1529 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1385
Email: jheckler@maa.org

Math Masters The Minnesota Math Masters Competition
This competition is open to Minnesotan 5th and 6th graders. The problems range from properties of numbers to pre-algebra.

Find out more:
You can send them an email at: mathmasters@austin.k12.mn.us
Or, you can write to them:
Math Masters of Minnesota
301 NW Third Street
Austin, MN 55912

MLC Annual Math League Contests
Competition for 4th through 8th graders covers properties of addition to integers.

Find out more:
Math League Press
PO Box 17
Tenafly NJ 07670-0017

MTS USA Mathematical Talent Search
Per their site: "The USAMTS is a free mathematics competition available to all high school students in the United States. Students may enter the competition at any time of the academic year."

Find out more:
USA Mathematical Talent Search
Suite 210
57 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420

Mandelbrot The Mandelbrot Competition their goal is to "introduce high school students of all ability levels to accessible new topics in mathematics while providing stimulating, challenging problems to stretch the best students in the country." Sound like fun?

Find out more:
Greater Testing Concepts
PO Box 380789
Cambridge, MA 02238-0789

ARM American Regions Mathematics League
Per their Web site: "The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) is an annual national mathematics competition. High school students form teams of 15 to represent their city, state, county or school and compete against the best in the from the United States and Canada."

Find out more
Email Mark Saul, President at: MSaul@compuserve.com

IMO David Essner Mathematics Competition
Live in Florida? This competition is for you. Per their Web site:
"The David Essner Mathematics Competition is an annual competition
among Miami-Dade County secondary school students." Not only can you win a certificate, but you might win a scholarship to the University of Miami!

Find out more
Paul McDougle
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124

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